About Us

To create and develop sustainable communities through quality education and skills empowerment for economic growth and community transformation

Who We Are

Humanity for Sustainable Development (H4SD) is an incorporated not-for-profit community-based organization that provides high-quality educational support to underserved communities in rural Kenya. H4SD is registered with the Department of Social Services.

We believe that quality education should be free and available to all, regardless of age, tribe, religion, and socioeconomic standing. We believe that quality education is essential for social mobility and can help alleviate poverty and economic and gender inequality, thus providing equal access to available opportunities. We focus on providing quality education to underprivileged children in (ECDE), primary, secondary, street, tertiary/technical, and community settings by offering educational opportunities such as learning resources and infrastructure.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that Quality education is key to social mobility and can thus help reduce poverty and [income& gender] inequality thus offering equal access to available opportunities for all.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Peter Ormel, a Dutch national, is an International Development professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in rural development. Mr. Ormel has extensive experience in results-based project management in Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and has gained practical experience with a variety of development approaches and methodologies, always with a focus on the poorest rural communities. His main focus in recent years has been on rural economic development, green growth, capacity development and program management, To this experience, Mr. Ormel adds a high capacity for numerical analysis and a deep knowledge of participatory research methodologies which he has effectively used for macro-economic analysis and project evaluations. Mr. Ormel has successfully implemented with topics such as program evaluation, methodological approach and organizational development.

Gladness she has experience and expertise in Community Development, Project Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Experience gained from different projects that she worked on. She also worked as a dedicated humanitarian worker with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Working in different Non-Governmental organizations for more than five years has increased her experience in leadership, participatory project planning, management, community development, and high proficiency in relationship building and up keeping in community problem-solving.

Mr. Bounmee Maokhamphiou is a passionate professional who chooses to devote his life to the society through the development work. His main passion has been derived from the opportunities presented to him to pursue his education in Australia and New Zealand, at bachelor, master and recently Ph.D. level. With more than 10 years of working experience in Laos, he has provided his expertise and skills in the areas of communications and marketing, which are the majors of his academic journey. Specifically, he takes lead and takes part in the development and execution of the communications strategies for various international non-governmental organizations involving in water, sanitation and hygiene; smallholder cash crop; food and nutrition security; groundwater management; and forest governance, among others. Mr. Bounmee always believes that the multi-stakeholder engagement progress is a must to help ensure the sustainability of the projects and their activities.

Martina is a German national who gained a law degree from the University of Bonn/Germany. She has more than 15 years of work experience in bilateral trade, legal & financial roles, business development and political advisory. Martina has lived and worked across Europe and Asia. As our Board member she contributes her legal perspective, her good working knowledge of driving membership organizations forward as well as her ability to build the profile and visibility of H4SD. Martina is an active member of Rotary.

Dhananjay has worked across Africa, Europe & the Middle East in a variety of fields ranging from agriculture to energy. In his current role at Dalberg advisors, he is providing strategic guidance to a variety of development and social impact institutions. He has previously lived in Kenya while working with One Acre Fund, a social enterprise supporting smallholder farmers on their pathways to prosperity. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s in Sustainable Development from HEC Paris, and a Bachelor’s in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science.

By investigating innovation through design Abel has worked alongside communities globally to improve outcomes in the built environment. A recipient of the 10th Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Award, he is a Norman Foster Foundation Scholar, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an Advisor to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH).

Martin Hendrych has an academic background in science and technology, which he has applied throughout his 14 years of professional experience in corporate environments.He joined the H4SD Board to continue and succeed in his family legacy in education, healthcare, and social infrastructure development in Europe and Southeast Asia.His pro-bono focus is mainly on industrial applications and social responsibility. He speaks five languages and enjoys shooting panoramic images with themes of landscape and nature.

Julia is taking a Gap Year.

 

Prior to her role as Director of Hospitality for HOK Hong Kong, she was a founder and managing partner of BBG-BBGM, an architectural and interior design practice that consistently ranked in the top ten of global hospitality design firms. Julia has focused on defining luxury guest experiences in locations that circle the globe.

 

She has been an industry leader in the field of hospitality design since 1978 and recipient of industry’s highest honors. Her projects and ideas are often published in leading hospitality and design journals. A licensed architect and interior designer, Julia is the first person to be elevated to Fellow of the AIA and the IIDA in the same year.  She is a renowned keynote speaker and panelist at premier hospitality events.

 

Her passion is the capturing the essence of what diversity, equity and inclusiveness bring to life

Ana is an International Business professional of
Bolivian nationality, with further studies in
International Relations & Diplomacy and
International Cooperation for Development. She
previously collaborated with different
development agencies and non-profit
organizations in Bolivia in subjects related to
sustainable economic growth, food security and
governance. She is an advocate for environmental
rights, coordinating activities on environmental
education with gender approach, having
contributed to the follow-up and implementation
of the Bolivian Youth Climate Agenda.

OUR TEAM

Executive Director

Monica is a teacher and advocate for sexual and Reproductive health rights in Kenya. She works as a teacher, an Advocate and a Sexual Health Educator.

Finances & Admin Coordinator

Lyndah is passionate about women’s rights. She has over five years of experience in both the public and private sectors. For the past year, she has worked as a credit assistant at Ten-spot Kenya where she has increased her productivity by more than 160 percent.

Fundraising Volunteer

Catarina is a Portuguese national with a Master’s Degree in International Relations and International Organization. Her strong interest in languages, cultures, human rights, and foreign policy led her to study in Lisbon, Beijing, and Groningen and do an internship for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C. From 2020-to 2021, she was a member of the executive board of Amnesty International Groningen, where she supervised the Refugee Committee. She was also an International Ambassador for the European Student Think Tank.

Web Developer

Patrick is a full-stack software developer and graphic designer with extensive experience in web design, Android development and web content creation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Computer Science from Daystar University, Nairobi  and has worked as a lead software developer and technical assistant at a variety of projects in Kenya, South Africa, England, Australia, Turkey and the USA.

Project Coordinator

Simon is a Team leader and Senior Project Manager for one of Europe’s leading SaaS Platforms providing connectivity solutions to some of the worlds largest brands. Simon originally qualified as a teacher for 16-18 year olds before moving into the private sector over 10 years ago and currently manages project managers spread across the globe.

Community Outreach Volunteer

Young advocate passionate about social change and youth development in education. A teacher by profession with experience in Information and Technology.

Social Media Volunteer

I am a digital marketer, social media manager, and virtual assistant with over three years of experience in digital communications. I have worked with different organizations in planning and executing different digital and social media strategies and community management programs.
I am an advocate of climate justice, being a meteorology student with exceptional skills in internet research, data analysis, and evaluation for sustainable development.

Ana is an International Business professional of Bolivian nationality, with further studies in International Relations & Diplomacy and International Cooperation for Development. She previously collaborated with different development agencies and non-profit organizations in Bolivia in subjects related to sustainable economic growth, food security and governance. She is an advocate for environmental rights, coordinating activities on environmental education with gender approach, having contributed to the follow-up and implementation of the Bolivian Youth Climate Agenda.

Katja is a student of technical chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. She is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she has been involved in volunteer organizations for children’s education. She is very interested in human rights and social change.

Daniel is a young man from Catalonia, Spain who is passionate about development and Human Rights protection. He has professional experience as a consultant in the sustainable development of cities and territories in Spain and as a Human Rights practitioner in Cambodia. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Security and Development, a Postgraduate Degree in Geopolitics and Global Governance, and several certificates in International Law and International Humanitarian Law

Daniel is a Portuguese national living among the rolling hills of Devon, the United Kingdom since 2013. He is a qualified chef with over 18 years of experience and recently graduated from an Open university with a degree in history and politics. He believes that fairness and happiness shouldn’t be conditional to age, race, or gender. He has done some translation in Portuguese and English and nonprofit work within the UK.

OUR CORE VALUES

Social Justice and Equity

We will work with other Organizations to promote equality, dignity and more just society, especially
with regard to the poor and marginalised.

Collaboration and Public Engagement

We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our
colleagues, other organizations and institutions in implementing our project.

Gender & Diversity

We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant community.
We respect individual opinion, religion, race, tribe ,gender and sexuality .

Community-Based Approach

We believe that the community we serve are the owners and thus guide us on every aspect of our
work and projects.

Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for our
actions.

OUR PARTNERS